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Tristin Woolf
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« on: December 14, 2018, 04:58:58 am »

MarineTraffic isn’t completely perfect, which you cant blame it for, and sometimes I notice errors on specs for vessels. Mostly improper length/size, vessel type, etc. So, sometimes I am able to recognize a fault and I go in and “suggest changes” and place the proper length, etc, and submit for moderator review.

I was just wondering; does anyone here have any experience with correcting and submitting info on MarineTraffic to be fixed? Do your suggestions ever bring about any fixes to vessel info on the application? Are the moderators usually good with correcting errors when brought to their attention?
I’d like to hear your thoughts and experiences with this.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 05:38:05 am »

Hi Tristin,

I have contacted MT moderators many times over copyright issues, or in case that completely wrong vessels were shown under specific names. Every time their reaction was prompt, but I have never asked them to change/amend vessel data.

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Vlad
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 07:20:28 am »

Hi Tristin,

I have suggested improvements many times and if they can get my suggestions confirmed then i always get an email confirmation like this:
   
Hi Geir Vinnes,
Thank you for your contribution!
We are happy to inform you that your following suggestion has been approved:

Improvements on ROYAL 4

Please note it may take a couple of days for the changes to get displayed.
Your contribution to MarineTraffic is essential and it will improve our services.
We will be more than happy to receive any further suggestions.

Regards,
The MarineTraffic team

If they can't get my suggestions confirmed then I will get an email like this:

Hi Geir Vinnes,
Thank you for your suggestion!
Unfortunately, your suggested improvements regarding HEUNG A HOCHIMINH have not been approved by our Administrators.

The reason for not including the suggested changes in our database is
The suggestion could not be confirmed. Please provide further information, if possible.
We will be more than happy to receive any further suggestions.

Regards,
The MarineTraffic team.

Brgds,
Geir
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 01:55:23 am »

Thank you Vlad and Geir.

How long does it usually take for them to send you a response? It has been several days for me and I haven’t heard a response. Perhaps they form in which I suggested corrections is not the proper way to do so..
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 11:21:03 am »

 Hi
just one remark from my side. Marinetraffic has only vessels with MMSI in their database. A vessel had to had once in its live an active AIS transponder working. From this moment the vessel is in the database of MT. As I know, every ships sets is basically data in it's transponder on the vessels AIS unit itself. If there are wrong data, which are sended out all the time, it's maybe diffcult (or impossible) for MT to make any corrections, because the master is the transponder... Could have a legel aspect as well.

This statement is just an assumption, but could be reason, that MT don't make any corrections.

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Marc
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